Charity

Ellen Page has supported / supports the following charity organizations, events and foundations:


Burma: It can’t wait

Along with 30 other celebrities like Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston or Sylvester Stallone, Ellen took part in an activism video for Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy activist, Nobel prize winner and leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, to support her 30 days campaign in May/June 2008. The goal of »Burma: It Can’t Wait« is to thrust the cause of human rights in Burma — now known as Myanmar — into the orbit of A-list activist causes, along with Tibet and Darfur, and to encourage international pressure on a government that activists say is one of the world’s most oppressive. You can watch Ellen’s video here.

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Thanks to 17 people, Ellen Page Online was able to collect 850.00 US Dollar in line of its donation collection for the “United States Campaign for Burma (USCB)” and the “Burma - It can’t wait” campaign. The whole amount was forwarded to this relief organization on the 1st of June 2008.

 

Name

Location, Country

Date

Amount

Taralyn Volpe

Central City, United States

05/22/2008

$ 200.00

Dominik Keppner

Baden-Baden, Germany

05/31/2008

$ 112.47

Rebecca Rocco

Westlake, United States

05/19/2008

$ 111.00

Gunnar Tómas

Iceland

05/31/2008

$ 94.17

Svenja Strauß

Berlin, Germany

05/23/2008

$ 75.00

Anonymous

Philippines

05/31/2008

$ 51.28

Anniina Huttunen

Lahti, Finland

05/28/2008

$ 31.08

Allan Trick

St. Louis, United States

05/19/2008

$ 25.00

Daniel Freer

Winter Park, United States

05/19/2008

$ 25.00

Anonymous

St. Paul, United States

05/30/2008

$ 25.00

Jaimie Etkin

New York, United States

05/19/2008

$ 20.00

Michael Damert

Erdenheim, United States

05/22/2008

$ 20.00

Milo de Villiers

Vancouver, Canada

05/19/2008

$ 15.00

Tiffany Saari

Victoria, Canada

05/31/2008

$ 15.00

Kevin Smith

Sugar Land, United States

05/31/2008

$ 15.00

Mark Rinehart

Kansas City, United States

05/19/2008

$ 10.00

Chelsea Clocksin

Maumee, United States

05/24/2008

$ 5.00


Lisa Spodak's Project Teddy Bear

What does Ellen have in common with Kristen Bell, Matthew Broderick, Allison Janney, Lance Henriksen, Val Kilmer, George Takei, Brittany Murphy, Hayden Panettiere, Kevin Sorbo, Jay Leno, Eliza Dushku, Marcia Gay Harden or Whoopi Goldberg? All these people have joined “Project Teddy Bear”, which is a part of Lisa Spodak's fundraising activities for the “Avon Walk for Breast Cancer” (a 2-day, 39.3 mile walk designed to raise money and awareness). The idea is simple but innovative: Different celebrities sign a thank you card and pose with a small teddy bear, which are then auctioned off on eBay in support of the “Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade”, a global philanthropic initiative of Avon Products, Inc. and the Avon Foundation.

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Nationally, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes, and according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer death in women, with an estimated 40,000 deaths this year. The Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade raises money that is awarded by the Avon Foundation, a public charity, for breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, support services and scientific research, including prevention and therapeutic vaccine studies. Beneficiaries range from leading cancer centers to community-based non-profit breast health programs.

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Lisa started doing the “Avon Walk for Breast Cancer” (Avon Foundation for Women’s largest annual fundraising initiative) in 2002 after breast cancer hit her mom, her cousin and her step-mom in the course of just a few years. Over the past 7 years of walking and fundraising she has come to realize that almost everyone she knows has been touched by this disease. As she walks each year she hopes that each step, and each dollar, brings us closer to a cure.

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I was lucky enough to win the auction on eBay and I hope my $76.55 will help to fight breast cancer and save lives! To find out more about this charity project and donate/bid, please visit lisawalks.com!

Public service announcements for “Food, Inc.”

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In June 2009, Ellen joined Kelly Preston, Martin Sheen and Alyssa Milano to support a tougher Childhood Nutrition Act. After viewing the new film “Food, Inc.”, which hit theaters in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, the celebs were moved to take action and filmed public service announcements (PSA) that will air online and on television.

A half of a year later, TakePart, LLC finally put the video clips featuring Ellen online. In the three short clips, you can watch her answering your questions on eating healthy (on the go) and about how your food choices effects the environment. After taking part in the US Campaign for Burma, designing and signing an item for the Annual Celebrity Lunchbox Auction, giving a pep talk to leafleteers ready to protest “Proposition 8” and participating in the upcoming “2012: Time for Change” documentary, this was the fifth time the Canadian actress takes a firm stand and uses her celebrity status to spread the word about issues she cares about. Especially when it comes to change our food system her appeal should be heard because there is something everyone can do. Stop drinking sodas and other sweetened beverages, eat at home instead of eating out, go without meat one day a week (Meatless Mondays), buy organic or sustainable food with little or no pesticides or enjoy some fresh fruits and vegetables instead of pizza, burgers and all those snacks are only a few of many examples. Make sure to visit www.takepart.com/foodinc for further information, watch the videos here and start to make a difference today!


350.org & “10/10/10 Global Work Party”

In summer 2010, Ellen joined Bill McKibben’s 350.org movement to fight the climate change, recorded a PSA and participated in the 10/10/10 Global Work Party. The goal of this global event was to send a pointed political message:

"We're getting to work - so should you."

One of the biggest events in Los Angeles was a rally at City Hall called “Kick Coal and Oil Out of LA” co-hosted by Greenpeace, Green LA and the Sierra Club as a part of the club’s own ongoing “Beyond Coal” campaign and the city-wide “CicLAvia” project. Hundreds of community members from all parts of the city came together to break LA’s reliance on coal and oil and oppose companies that are damaging the environment to produce energy and also endangering human health.

As of fall 2010, nearly 40% of Los Angeles’ electric power comes from coal-burning plants in Arizona and Utah, which could and should be from clean, renewable power sources such as from solar or wind. Additionally, the city has one of the largest collections of oil refineries in the United States, dumping loads of pollution into the air and harming local residents while making climate change worse. Given these facts, the goal of the rally was to raise awareness of the need for an energy future that embraces LA’s enormous potential for renewable power. To emphasise their demand, more than 7,000 Angelenos have also signed a petition to the City Council, asking the City’s elected leaders to ensure the Department of Water and Power approves a plan that will end the use of dirty and dangerous coal-fired power in Los Angeles by 2020.

ellenpagenocoalEllen attended this event and made a brief speech in front of the other environmentalists. Furthermore, she showed support for the “Hell No on Prop 23” protest march, which happened at the same time. ”California Proposition 23” would suspend the implementation of Air Pollution Control Laws (AB 32), until the local unemployment rate drops to 5.5% or below for four consecutive quarters. As the current rate was 12.4%, this wording was seen by opponents as a trick to delay the environmental regulations indefinitely. AB 32, the Global Warming Act of 2006, requires that greenhouse gas emission levels in the state be cut to 1990 levels by 2020 through a comprehensive greenhouse-gas-reduction program that includes increased renewable energy and cleaner fuel requirements, and mandatory emission reporting and fee requirements for major polluters such as power plants and oil refineries.

What's next? One single day isn't enough to stop global warming since our environment isn't going to fix itself on its own. Climate change is a present problem, not a future threat, but the political conditions all over the world are not where they need to be to fix it. Now it's time to change that. We need our leaders to get to work, we need to pursue new strategies and include more people. Visit 350.org for information on what actions you can take. Your help and support is more important than ever in this changing world! I'm sure Ellen would love if her fans join the movement and show the same passion for being ecologically responsible and making a difference in the future of our planet!


 

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